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Ask me PC, internet and/or internet sucure questions. I will try to get you the answers.
Like neve post photos that show you and the area you live. The creeps can find you better that way. Really I to not think it is a good idea to post a photo of your self at all. Well until some one has a question I will be lurking around in side of the internet routers. Maybe one near you....

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Before you all go like what the hell is this unrelated thread doing here, well Ratman has volunteered to offer his opinion and advice on internet security which I think is wise, because afterall, this IS the internet, and Christian or not, you should know the dangers of web vulnerability. Think of him as a guide to help with your web and net needs. :)

If I'm able to help, I'll throw in my advice too. I've been the victim of so many irritating virus attacks, I've kinda learnt the hard way how to prepare security. Of course, the most obvious one is to leave your possessions with Jesus.
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Since No one is asking any questions and many maybe asking what does he know. He cant even spell right.
Well my spelling is bad and that seems to be famly trate handed down from my Dads side of the family (gee thanks Dad). But I do have two college de. one in genral ed and the other is compurte sci. Have worked as programmer, Computer operator, Network Operator and Server network operator. I have some thing like over 20 years work exp. As Network operator, I learned some of the in and outs of routers (Have ever wondered how you email gets say from Japan to the US. Routers are what make it possable). Computer and Server operations, gave me a real feel on how they work or how they can faile.

Now for the tip of the day. Have noted that your pc is running slower. Well crap bulds up in you PC operating system and registry causing it be slower in booting up or processing commands. There is free cleaner call CCleaner (it used to be known as Crap Cleaner). I have used it for years now with no problems. Now go Goolge and down load it. First use the Cleaner, click on analyze (and since this will be first run you migth as well leve your PC alone and running this program), after it doing it analyze thinge, Click on run cleaner (and again just walk away for awhile). After that is done (and no you dont have do all of this on the first running of it). Click on registry and then on scan for issues (this also will run for some time) after its done it thing. Click on fix selected issues(again it will run and run and run). Note, this long running time for each part will only happen the first time you run them. If run them once a week they should run only about 10 minuts each. The after the first time you run CCleaner you should note a inprovment on the boot up and system run time (it should be a little faster).

Now there are other things that can slow down you PC. Which are SYPWARE and that will be my tipe for Next time. Untill then I will be lurking around in side of the internet routers. Maybe one near you....
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Can you provide links for ccleaner?
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Sure http://www.ccleaner.com/ or http://www.ccleaner.com/
or enter ccleaner.com on your address bar and click on go.
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gonna try this one... but i think the pc os slowing because of trojan.... what does it do?
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A Trojan is a virus that hiden in or shows as normal application that you have down loaded. CCleaner will not be able to handle that. http://bittorrent-pro.intelpeers-com.qarchive.org/ is a free anti-virus program that you can down load.
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To all answers will be posted here and PM to you unless you do not want me to. If so in your question state that, other wise I will be PMing the answer too. So untill the next tip or question, I will be lurking for you

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how can I get rid of the virus that entered my computer already and my anti=virus cant stop????
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Here is another free anti-virus program. I have used over and over. bitdefende http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html. It is a on line virus scaner. The scan is run from the site. So virus that can disable anti-virus soft ware have problem disabling the scan. With his program as it scans your whole PC, you might as well pick on time that you can leave your PC on line (it must be on line for the scan to run). Say like over night as it will use most of the memory and CPU of you PC. The first time I ran it, it ran for some thing like 5 hours but even after the first time it will run long (two hours or more). But, if you want to keep your PC up & on-line and not pass viruses on to your friends PC's, it is small price to pay.
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Here is another free anti-virus program. I have used over and over. bitdefende http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html. It is a on line virus scaner. The scan is run from the site. So virus that can disable anti-virus soft ware have problem disabling the scan. With his program as it scans your whole PC, you might as well pick on time that you can leave your PC on line (it must be on line for the scan to run). Say like over night as it will use most of the memory and CPU of you PC. The first time I ran it, it ran for some thing like 5 hours but even after the first time it will run long (two hours or more). But, if you want to keep your PC up & on-line and not pass viruses on to your friends PC's, it is small price to pay.


oniisan!!! something is wrong with my computer!!!! the lights are out...i mean.... the keyboard still has lights and all... but the backround light for the screen is out... i can still see but it has no lights..... so i have to put my face on the screen to really make out the letters... thank God i can still see..... how will i fix this??? settings? or was this because of a virus??

the only virus there is in here is the one i told you about... the trojan......................... is this its doing??? pls reply...before i get killed by my dad.....this is a laptop by the way...just wanted to tell you just in case,,,,,

pls help!! anyone!
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oniisan!!! something is wrong with my computer!!!! the lights are out...i mean.... the keyboard still has lights and all... but the backround light for the screen is out... i can still see but it has no lights..... so i have to put my face on the screen to really make out the letters... thank God i can still see..... how will i fix this??? settings? or was this because of a virus??

the only virus there is in here is the one i told you about... the trojan......................... is this its doing??? pls reply...before i get killed by my dad.....this is a laptop by the way...just wanted to tell you just in case,,,,,

pls help!! anyone!




Emm calm down. No it was not the virus. Hai, it could be the settings. Lap tops with a back light to have a setting to turn off the back light to consev power. Usaly after somthing like 10 or 20 minutes and will turn back on with touch. The time before turn off is a setting that the user can change and it is possable to turn the back ligth off. So I would find settings or power settings in the windows control panel. If that does not work. You may have a hard ware failur and only a repair tec. can help you.
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Ratman...you worry me sometimes....wat a random thread
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hehe...random thread, but interesting and perhaps helpful to some people. We already have someone who i receiving help because of this.

Ratman, what is the difference between a worm and a trojan? Also, what are bad bits of information to give out online?
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Well tell see since I am not good with giving out Definitions (poor spelling, etc ). So I went to SearchSecurity.com : a Trojan horse is a program in which malicious or harmful code is contained inside apparently harmless programming or data in such a way that it can get control and do its chosen form of damage, It is simly a hiden Virus. I have had more than a few bounc off my firewall/anti-virus soft wares. I have mult layers of protection be cause of hiden viruses like this. Because for one thing I like free ware but, even on a good freeware site, you can get a trojan that hiding in a good appication or tool. And you dont know that has one untill you down load it or try and use it. The soft ware I have usaly finds it whill the down load is running. Now worms per SearchSecurity.com: a worm is a self-replicating virus that does not alter files but resides in active memory and duplicates itself. Worms use parts of an operating system that are automatic and usually invisible to the user. It is common for worms to be noticed only when their uncontrolled replication consumes system resources, slowing or halting other tasks. Worms can also be use I have been told to send info back to who ever set it lose. Virus also can be made to do that also. I once had a back door virus that was trying to send personal info out. It was on the computer I had before this one. They did not get any thing as I did not keep any personal info on it. On my current PC. I keep my personal info on a flash drive and only atach it after I do mult scans of my pc and only to a secur web site. As to bad bits of info to give out. Any thing that can be used to find where you are and/or can be used to spoof others that they are you. That means no pic (are at lest ones that show where you live) or address (not just your house number or phone number}. Your IP which is your PC internet address with that some one could block you from getting out and/or make their PC apear to be you (doing things like reading your email or hacking in to a Gov. site).
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